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Lafayette High Schools Resource Officer Chad Deakin works at his desk on Dec. 12 at Lafayette. SROs work hard to build positive relationships with all students while maintaining a safe environment for everyone, Deakin said.

St. Louis County Council resolution stirs controversy on School Resource Officers

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter December 3, 2020

Although a recently approved resolution that was narrowly approved by the St. Louis County Council does not prohibit the presence of School Resource Officers (SROs) within school buildings, it strongly...

“Social Host Ordinances are an evidence-based strategy for reducing underages access to alcohol. It works best if all the cities in an area have one and that the local police enforce it and that parents and adults know about the ordinance. If its the standard everywhere, well see underage access to alcohol go down,” Lilli Schliesser, Project Coordinator for CPP said.

Ellisville passes social hosting ordinance to address underage drinking

Vijay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor November 22, 2020

“The Social Hosting ordinance allows for the City of Ellisville to prosecute for situations where adults have parties and provide alcohol to underage drinkers or host parties that result in fighting,...

At a Rockwood Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Mark Miles addresses the board. At the next meeting, slated for Nov. 19, the Board will address recent state and local announcements made placing further restrictions on St. Louis County as well as new recommended quarantine guidelines issued by Governor Michael Parson.

Rockwood high schools re-open to in-person learners, St. Louis County announces tighter restrictions as COVID-19 rates climb

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

“I feel very positive about what I’ve seen within our schools. [On the first day back to in-person learning] I was able to tour all four high schools, saw a lot of smiling faces behind masks, so I...

Before earning degrees at the University of North Carolina and Washington University, Democratic candidate for Missouri Attorney General, Rich Finneran could be found in classrooms at Lafayette. He was heavily involved in Mock Trial, Theater, Speech and Debate among other things. He said he became interested in public service and the law early in life. He still has strong connections to LHS, serving on the board of the Class of 2002s Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Class of 2002 grad on Missouri’s Nov. 3 ballot for Attorney General

Juli Mejia and Vijay Viswanathan October 15, 2020

“What's most important to me is that I'm finding a way to give back as much as I can to the people of our state and do what I can to improve the lives of the people in our state,” Democratic nominee...

On March 18, a woman loads up her car after shopping at Walmart. As a precaution, she wore gloves and a mask in order to delay the transmission of COVID-19.

St. Louis County, City announce masks mandatory in public areas

The City of St. Louis and St. Louis County have ordered that beginning Friday, July 3, at 7 a.m, citizens are required to wear face masks in public areas. The announcement was made by Dr. Alex Garza,...

Students rush into Cafeteria on the first day of Flex Time.

RSD to serve food through coronavirus closure

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor March 17, 2020

The Rockwood School District (RSD) will continue to serve food to students while schools remain closed until April 3 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Executive Director of Student Services Terry Harris...

At the 2019 annual Wildwood BBQ Bash, Charlottes Rib from Ballwin, MO held a large booth where customers could check out all kinds of foods.

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash canceled for 2020

Aliyah Studt and Morgan Vehige February 12, 2020

After long discussions held by the Wildwood City Council, the 16th annual Wildwood BBQ Bash has been canceled.  The event originated in 2004 when seven teams competed for awards in front of the St....

During the stay-at-home order, the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition is offering kits for those who wish to quit vaping through Truth Initiatives e-cigarette quit program.

Medical marijuana licenses approved in Missouri

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter January 16, 2020

Along with the New Year, comes new licenses for medical marijuana facilities in Missouri. New medical marijuana cultivation licenses have been issued across the state. Companies, however, must be approved...

The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.

Two Lancers involved in double shooting on Christmas Day

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief December 28, 2019

On Dec. 25, just before noon, senior Antonio Cooper and Malik Lomax, Class of 2019, were victims of a double shooting in the 4500 block of Alice near West Florissant. The two were found injured inside...

David Freese faces off against the Cincinnati Reds while playing with the St. Louis Cardinals on April 30, 2010. Image by Dave Herholz published under Creative Commons license.

David Freese retires from MLB

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor October 14, 2019

Professional baseball player and Class of 2001 graduate David Freese announced he would retire from baseball on Oct. 12. “As I move forward with the next phase of my life, I am forever grateful to...

A St. Louis County police officer stands her position to ensure that everyone in attendance evacuates the area.

Disturbance breaks out during Parkway North preseason football jamboree

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter August 27, 2019

Aug. 23 marked the unofficial start to the 2019 football season, and instead of ending with a touchdown, it ended with multiple police cars, a K-9 unit and police troopers. The Lancers played in the...

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